This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships.
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn's work offers both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day.
See Marva J . Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly : Ceasing , Resting ,
Embracing , Feasting ( Grand Rapids , Mich . : Eerdmans , 1989 ) . 27 . Dawn ,
Kecping the Sabbath Wholly , 49 . 28 . Abraham Joshua Heschel , The Sabbath :
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
"Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Bringing a distinctly Christian perspective to the subject of finding true rest in the midst of daily pressures, Siang-Yang Tan diagnoses what ails us and provides thoroughly practical steps to help us respond to Jesus' invitation. "In this book, Siang-Yang Tan draws from a richness of experience to write with warmth and compassion. Since he himself knows the difficulty of slowing down in these hyperactive times, he is able to give practical guidelines to others, drawn from a wealth of information found in the Scriptures, empirical research, and psychological reports. . . . If rest is not easy for you to put into practice, learn from an author who is growing at a healthy pace and willing to bring others along on the journey." -from the Foreword, by Dr. Gary R. Collins SIANG-YANG TAN is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He has authored or co-authored eight previous books, including Disciplines of the Holy Spirit and Understanding Depression. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly as a Restful Manner of Life One of the greatest gifts
for my life as one who serves God is observing the Sabbath. Celebrating a holy
day and living in God's rhythm for six days of work and one of rest is the best way
Author: Marva J. Dawn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly," Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. (Practical Life)
in isaiah 58:13 the prophet reminds the people of god that by keeping the Sabbath holy (or wholly) they would find their joy in the lord. The fourth
commandment not only describes how best to live in community, in balance and
stability; it also ...
Author: Trevecca Okholm
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
There is a lot of talk these days about how churches need to become more "missional" and "Kingdom-focused"--but what about the families that make up our churches and often reflect the surrounding culture more than the Kingdom of God? Christian families know that God has a better purpose for marriage and family but often don't have the slightest idea how to get there. And while many books on Christian marriage and family are inwardly focused on simply getting along "better," this book addresses the cultural influences that have taken our focus away from God's intended purpose for marriage and family and, through analysis and practical suggestions, recalls marriages and families to the purpose for which God intended them in the first place--namely, to serve God's Kingdom as witnesses to a world desperately seeking deeper purpose and authenticity.
Marva Dawn points this out in her book Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing,
Resting, Embracing, Feasting (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989), 57. 11. Mark
Buchanan, The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath (
Author: A. J. Swoboda
Publisher: Baker Books
We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God's creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God's rest. This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God's plan for the restoration and healing of all creation. The book includes a foreword by Matthew Sleeth.
Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, 125. 90. John Paul II, “Dies Domini,” 83. 91.
Owens, “Sabbath-Keeping,” 202. 92. Marva J. Dawn, “A Systematic, Biblical
Theology of Sabbath Keeping,” in The Sabbath in Jewish and Christian
Author: Laura M. Hartman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Be it fair trade coffee or foreign oil, our choices as consumers affect the well-being of humans around the globe, not to mention the natural world and of course ourselves. Consumption is a serious ethical issue, and Christian writers throughout history have weighed in, discussing topics such as affluence and poverty, greed and gluttony, and proper stewardship of resources. These voices are often at odds, however. In this book, Laura M. Hartman formulates a coherent Christian ethic of consumption, imposing order on the debate by dividing it into four imperatives: Christians are to consume in ways that avoid sin, embrace creation, love one's neighbor, and envision the future. An adequate ethics of consumption, she argues, must include all four considerations as tools for discernment, even when they seem to contradict one another. The book includes discussions of Christian practices such as fasting, gratitude, solidarity, gift-giving, Sabbath-keeping, and the Eucharist. Using exemplars from the Christian tradition and practical examples from everyday life, The Christian Consumer offers a thoughtful guide to ethical consumption.
Dawn, Marva J. Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing,
Feasting. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989. Dearn, Alan. “The Abitinian Martyrs
and the Outbreak of the Donatist Schism.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 55, no.
Author: Edward L. Smither
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.
48. dawn explicitly draws the correlation between eucharist and feasting stating
that “Christians specifically enjoy the feast of the holy eucharist as part of their
Sabbath commemoration” (dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, 183). 49. Wirzba
Author: Joshua R. Sweeden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Work is one of the most dominant and unavoidable realities of life. Though experiences of work vary tremendously, many Christians share a common struggle of having to live in seemingly bifurcated spheres of work and faith. Beginning with the conviction that Christian faith permeates all aspects of life, Joshua Sweeden explores Christian understandings of good work in relationship to ethics, community practice, and ecclesial witness. In The Church and Work, Sweeden provides a substantial contribution to the theological conversation about work by proposing an ecclesiological grounding for good work. He argues that many of the prominent theological proposals for good work are too abstract from context and demonstrates how the church can be understood as generative for both the theology and practice of good work. This needed ecclesiological development takes seriously the role of context in the ongoing discernment of good work and specifically explores how ecclesial life and practice shape and inform good work. Christian understandings of good work are inconceivable without the church. Accordingly, the church is not simply the recipient and a dispenser of a theology of work, but the locus of its development.
David Ellingson, “Remember the Sabbatical to Keep it Holy: Where Word and
World Engage,” Campus Ministry Communications, Lutheran Church in the USA,
Chicago (May ... Marva Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (Grand Rapids, Mich.
Author: Richard Bullock
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Planned time away from the parish for study, rest, and spiritual renewal can be beneficial-and often necessary-for any pastor, as well as for the congregation. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Alban's popular Sabbatical Planning for Clergy and Congregations, Bullock and Bruesehoff provide the definitive guide to putting together refreshing pastoral sabbaticals that can help keep ministry vital and growing for the long term
Dawn, Marva J., Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing,
Feasting (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989); Heschel, Abraham Joshua, The
Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1951);
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Explores more than 100 Old Testament themes. Each entry states the consensus reading, identifies what is at issue in the interpretive question, and discusses the practical significance of the issue for the church today, in part by suggesting contemporary connections to the ancient texts.--
Living in Sabbath Simplicity Keri Wyatt Kent. 7. From www.aish.com/
shabbatthemes/explorations/Tabernacle_of_Time.asp. 8. Kent shared ... Marva
Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989), 146. 10.
Ched Myers ...
Author: Keri Wyatt Kent
Keri Wyatt Kent invites readers to rediscover the ancient practice of Sabbath in this practical and accessible book. Kent’s experiences as a retreat leader and a journalist collide as she offers true, interview-based stories along with scripturally based advice and guidance on how to live in a rhythm of work and rest she calls “Sabbath simplicity.” Based on what Jesus taught about Sabbath and how he practiced it, Kent explores six aspects of Sabbath as Christian spiritual practice: resting, reconnecting, revising, pausing, playing, and praying. These are the antidote to our restlessness, isolation, and our hurried lives, workaholism, and self-absorption. Living a nonlegalistic, sanely paced, God-focused life leads us to freedom and grace, joy and connection. A group study guide is included, making this book an excellent choice for small groups.
A fine summary of Sabbath keeping is Marva J. Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989)
. Also see Dorothy C. Bass, Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for the
Author: Quentin J. Schultze
Publisher: Baker Books
Struggling to discern God's call is not uncommon. Many people wrestle with understanding what God has planned for them. Here I Am solves part of the mystery by distinguishing between one's shared vocation and particular life stations. Stations include jobs, situations, and relationships, and they change often. But vocation, for Christians especially, remains the same-to apply faith as caretakers of God's world. Here I Am explains how to be caring followers of Jesus in every station of life. It offers practical ways to strive for excellence, celebrate leisure, nurture community, and cultivate a legacy. This book is for students, those seeking satisfaction in their work, and anyone seeking a renewed sense of God's call. They will discover how to care about and for the world, participating in God's renewal of all things.
Dawn, Marva J. Keeping the Sabbath Wholly. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.
Sabbath principles for the church. _____. The Sense of Call: A Sabbath Way of
Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church, and the World. Grand Rapids: ...
Author: Andrew E. Hill
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
This innovative textbook at long last provides an Old Testament survey for undergraduate students that goes beyond basic content. The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The book focuses its primary attention on the purpose and message of each book and attempts to show how the literary structure of each one has been used to accomplish the author's purpose. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics (general and special), history (Israelite and Near Eastern), archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology (biblical and systematic), and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance. Hill and Watson seek to depend on the evidence of the text rather than on presuppositions to substantiate their views. Their commitment to the authority of the biblical text results in a book that, while notably evangelical, is not always traditional. The authors approach the survey mindful of two complicating factors in Old Testament study. First, God's revelation did not come by way of the English language or through Western culture, and therefore we today have to work carefully to receive the message clearly. Second, even when we are listening, we have a tendency to be selective about what we hear or to try to make the message conform to our ideas. The solution is to allow the Bible to speak for itself. The informed reader will find much innovation here and a keen awareness of current scholarship relating to the Old Testament. Above all, this textbook will bring a new vigor and excitement to the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves and see how to understand it as a substantial part of God's self-revelation to humankind. This survey is well illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs. Additional features are the questions for study and the annotated reading list at the end of each chapter.
Marva Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans,
1989); Klaus Issler, Wasting Time with God (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity
Press, 2001). 9. Glen Scorgie, “Hermeneutics and the Meditative Use of Scripture
: The ...
Author: Glen G. Scorgie
Navigating the contemporary spiritual maze is a challenge. This book will help readers: • Think clearly about Christian spirituality • Understand its basic dynamics, and • Utilize classic and contemporary resources with discernment Join Glen on his sabbatical pilgrimages to Iona Abbey in Scotland, spiritually significant sites in Italy and Turkey, and renewal centers in North America. Listen as he provides brief profiles of memorable people and places from the rich history of Christian spirituality. Consider his rediscovery that Christian spirituality is about living all of life before God in the transforming and empowering presence of his Spirit. This biblically informed book traces the contours of such an encompassing spirituality. It offers a simple yet comprehensive model with three dimensions: • A relational dimension (Christ with us) • A transformational dimension (Christ in us), and • A vocational dimension (Christ through us) It is not meant to replace any of the devotional classics or a single one of the many helpful contemporary treatments of Christian spirituality. It is a companion volume to the rest—a modest-sized but reliable guide to the whole field.
Marva Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing,
Feasting (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989). 5. S. Safrai, “Religion in Everyday
Life,” in S. Safrai and M. Stern, eds., The Jewish People in the First Century, 2
Author: Gary M. Burge
Christian readers of the New Testament study the great stories about Jesus through the lens of western culture. In this series of books, Gary Burge uses his extensive knowledge of the first century world and the Middle East to offer insights not available to the average person. Each book will develop important cultural themes and wrap them around well-known New Testament passages. And the result will be insights rarely gained elsewhere. Observe how Jesus celebrated the great festivals of Judaism. In each of the six accounts, you will explore the Jewish festival as it was celebrated in the first century and then examine how Jesus used the imagery of the festival to unveil his own mission. Explore the Jewish Sabbath, Passover, Tabernacles, and Hanukkah as Jesus knew them.
Unless the end of 15:9 is wholly unconnected with the argument of the chapter,
Barnabas must be taken to mean that ... For Barnabas the whole practice of the
Jewish religion, including keeping the Sabbath, was false religion that was never
Author: D. A. Carson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A series of authors assert the premise that Sunday is Òa new day of worship that was chosen to commemorate the unique, salvation-historical event of the death and resurrection of Christ, rather than merely being another day for celebrating the Sabbath.Ó
Sabbath keeps us focused on the heart of God , the intentions of God for the
world , the playfulness of God . ... M . J . Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (
Grand Rapids : Eerdmans , 1989 ) ; T . Edwards , Sabbath Time ( New York :
Author: R. Paul Stevens
Publisher: IVP Books
Parenting. Is there anything more important? Or more difficult? How can you help your children navigate complex situations, "gray areas," rapid change and other "danger" zones? How can you understand and apply biblical principles in today's world? This is a constant challenge for thoughtful parents. Featuring the combined wisdom of doctors, pastors, business people, counselors, homemakers, lawyers and professors, Thoughtful Parenting is an excellent guide for families. From adolescence, baptism and computer games to allowances, blessing and credit cards, editors R. Paul Stevens and Robert Banks have compiled concise summaries of biblical teaching and practical advice on nearly one hundred topics critical to parents. While providing a source for quick reference, Thoughtful Parenting also goes further than most books on parenting--offering fresh and fascinating reflection on "how come" as well as "how to." Thoughtful Parenting is essential reading for parents who want biblical, practical, balanced and reliable answers--for themselves and for their children.
God ; stretched out arm : therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day . ... was pleased to assign to the Jews any reason for their keeping
the seventh day as a sabbath , and it is utterly inconceivable that he should have
Wayne Muller , Sabbath : Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest ( New York :
Bantam , 1999 ) , in Stephen Caldwell , “ Working on Kingdom Theology ... Marva
Dawn , Keeping the Sabbath Wholly ( Grand Rapids : Eerdmans , 1989 ) , 206 .
Author: Christine Aroney-Sine
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Outlines practical methods through which Christians can reconnect with God's natural and spiritual rhythms, sharing advice on how to establish a peaceful pace within a frenzied or high-pressure schedule. Original.
Out of Babylon is a must for All Christians!" Marva Dawn, author of Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, Being Well When We're lll, and In the Beginning GOD "This book drips with prophetic flavor and imagination.
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Abingdon Press
"One of the persistent questions for people of faith throughout history is how are we to live faithfully in the empires of the world? In Out of babylon, Walter Brueggemann, one of the best interpreters of the Hebrew Bible, takes a fresh look at the prophetic paradigm of exile and restoration in Babylon and the realism of balancing `resistance' and `accommodation' in Persia, examining characters like Daniel and Esther. He asks what those biblical precedents might mean for living within `American Empire,' prompting reflections and lessons for Christians who reside in the midst of the world's last remaining super-power." Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners and author of God's Politics and Rediscovering Values "If Left Behind eschatology and the politics of Christian Zionism represent the worst and least responsible in applying biblical texts to contemporary realities, to whom would we turn to find the best and most responsible? Surely we would turn to Walter Brueggemann, and this new book would provide a primer---not only in its material conclusions but also in its manner of reaching them. Brueggemann offers his signature biblical insight and writes with exceptional vigor." Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity (brianmclaren.net) "Walter Brueggemann is stunningly brilliant here. Besides surveying most of the First Testament prophets to show the relationship of the contemporary Church to the metaphor of `Babylon,' this volume takes some surprising turns and gives us fresh directions. Out of Babylon is a must for All Christians!" Marva Dawn, author of Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, Being Well When We're lll, and In the Beginning GOD "This book drips with prophetic flavor and imagination. For decades, Brueggemann has been a gentle, steadfast voice in the wilderness---inviting cultural refugees, political misfits, and religious burnouts to set up camp and build a new world. In an age that is growing tired of militarism and materialism, here is a book that dares you not only to say NO to the empire but to say YES to another world. Let this book inspire you to look from a distance at Babylon as the falls and Wall Street as she falters and sing songs of deliverance and freedom, songs about the God who lifts up the lowly and casts the mighty from their thrones; these are the songs of Zion." Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and freelance troublemaker